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In Topic: Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Today, 01:14 PM

Huh... didn't see that coming


In Topic: Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Today, 10:23 AM

“A lot of the teams are finishing up their scouting meetings. I understand that Buffalo has been scouting Grand Rapids, which is Detroit’s American Hockey League team, quite a bit. So who knows what’s going on there. But a few people who have been through and around Grand Rapids have been saying they’ve seen a lot of Buffalo guys there. In the past, the Sabres and Red Wings have kind of been linked on talks, so you never know what that’s about.”

 

-Elliotte Friedman on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960


In Topic: Franzen on IR

Today, 10:17 AM

I totally agree with you Kip. But next year is different.  Jurco and Pulk are better than any of the others we lost or did not re-sign.  I just hope that Holland isn't forced to lose one of them because Franzen may still "think" he can play.  I would love* for Franzen to get better and contribute 20 goals again (*not to be confused with me loving or even liking Franzen as a player) but its not going to happen, I think everyone here 100% feels the same way.  I suppose Holland could trade someone (Jurco or Andersson) but to me, and I think most agree, both of those guys are more valuable to this team than Franzen at this point in their respective careers.  Especially cap-wise.  I think its just time to cut the loss this summer, rather than be forced to trade someone or lose him to waivers in October.  I'd rather Franzen get sent down through waivers and hope that a team would take a chance on him rather than lose one of Pulk or Jurco in any fashion. (or even Andersson for that matter.)

 

I know we still have Kindl because Holland did not want to lose him for nothing, but Ouellet still had exemptions to keep Kindl here...Pulk and Jurco will not.

 

So many things wrong with this...

 

 I just hope that Holland isn't forced to lose one of them because Franzen may still "think" he can play.

 

If he still thinks he can play?  As if it's his choice if he's healthy? If he's healthy he'll be in the lineup and if not he'll be on LTIR.  Pretty simple. 

 

 I would love* for Franzen to get better and contribute 20 goals again but its not going to happen, I think everyone here 100% feels the same way.

 

Ummm nope they don't.

 

 I suppose Holland could trade someone (Jurco or Andersson) but to me, and I think most agree, both of those guys are more valuable to this team than Franzen at this point in their respective careers.

 

Andersson is not more valuable then Franzen. lol

 

I'd rather Franzen get sent down through waivers and hope that a team would take a chance on him rather than lose one of Pulk or Jurco in any fashion. (or even Andersson for that matter.)

 

Would never ever happen.


In Topic: Franzen on IR

Today, 08:58 AM

...how soon we forget.  We lost Nestrasil.  I know, he wasn't the best, but we still lost him due to overcrowding.  Jurco had exemptions, but he was obviously better, so Holland kept him.  Nesty wasn't a huge loss, but we still lost him.

 

Next year BOTH Jurco and Pulkkinen are out of exemptions.  We lose Cleary to UFA.  That's it.  Now Jurco and Pulkkinen are vying for one spot.  Holland WILL re-sign Nyquist, Jurco and Andersson (all RFA's) so that will leave just one spot.  It was minimal damage losing Nestrasil, but do you really want to lose one of Jurco or Pulk? Especially at the cost of keeping Franzen and his headcase here?  The time has come.  Either buy him out or give him the Pronger treatment for the next 5 years.  If we lose one of those two so we can have Franzen float around out there and peter in a few points and shots here and there, then something is wrong with Holland, seriously. Stop the bleeding somehow. Just don't lose Jurco or Pulk or ANYBODY else to roster overcrowding by useless players.

 

And, no it's not "fan speculation" on Franzen's head problems.  Its been said time after time, that he gets into funks that cause him to lose focus and have no desire to do anything.  The only speculation is what may be causing this...nothing personal Johan, just business, we need that roster spot.

 

Ha LGW knows better. You've had a personal hatred for Franzen for as long as I can remember.

 

And no Holland will not resign and keep Anderson at the expense of Jurco/Pulkkinen


In Topic: 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Yesterday, 02:19 PM

Talking of greed...

 

NHL sponsors say they expect the league to use next year's World Cup of Hockey to trial on-uniform advertising.